Law Practice Management

The Tennessee Bar Association has a variety of resources and practical information on law office management issues available to help members better serve clients and practice more efficiently and effectively.

Below you will find the Practice Management Advisor Pipes Feed, brought to you by the Law Office Technology & Management Section of the Tennessee Bar Association. "PMA Pipes" is an RSS newsfeed that was designed by the ABA's Legal Technology Resource Center. It combines posts from the blogs of Practice Management Advisors from across the United States, as well as the ABA's Site-tation blog, into one convenient location. The blogs brought to you by this feed include: Law Practice Matters, Reid My Blog, Law Practice Tips, Law Practice Advisor, The Last Word, Thoughtful Legal Management, and Compujurist, among others.

Practice Management Advisor Pipes Feed

[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] New How to… and CLE Archives Available
New archives available: June 26, 2012: How to… Take Note with Evernote (webcast/materials, training, no CLE) June 28, 2012: Everything You Need To Know About Trust Accounting (But Were Afraid to Ask) (webcast/materials, CLE) July 10, 2012: How to… Control Formatting with MS Word Styles and Templates (webcast/materials, training, no CLE) July 24, 2012: How to… Discover the Benefits of Windows 7 (webcast/materials, [...]
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Yuraki Yamanaka of Chan Industries Pte Ltd
Two Ontario lawyers received an email from the purported Yuraki Yamanaka of Chan Industries Pte Ltd regards to a commercial debt litigation scam. For examples of other names attached to this kind of fraud see our Confirmed Fraud Page. For an explanation of how this fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. Here is the initial email: From: Muraki Yamanaka Date: 19 August, 2012 9:33:55 PM EDT To: info@malaysia.com Subject: Conflict Check Reply-To: murakiyamanaka@yahoo.com.hk I Muraki Yamanaka...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Law Firm Profitability Today
As I told a group of law students last week, the practice of law is an honored profession and an essential part of one of the three branches of government. But, at the same time, a law firm is a...
[Law Practice Advisor] Not-So-Splendid Isolation: Solo Attorneys Can Cobble Together Collegial Environments
While there is much to be said respecting the benefits of the work-life of the solo practitioner, including the freedom that derives from being one’s own boss, and the peculiar enjoyment that an attorney may derive from managing the entirety of his or her own success, there is also an often unspoken, and significant, drawback -- that being that solo attorneys often feel isolated, especially those who work from home, or in a true solo office.  Within the law firm environment, it’s far...
[Law Technology Today] This Week in Tech – August 17th
Rounding up some of the interesting technology news, tips and guides for the week of August 17th: Mobile credit card processing provider Square announced a significant new pricing model: a $275/month flat fee rather than the typical per-transaction swipe fee. New reports are circulating about Apple’s plans to change the television industry. An early review of Windows 8 is critical, suggesting the decision to make a single OS for desktops and tablets has led to a poor user experience. How...
[Law Technology Today] How Can Lawyers Benefit from Facebook?
Excerpted and adapted from Facebook in One Hour for Lawyers by Dennis Kennedy and Allison C. Shields, forthcoming in September from LPM Publishing. Pre-order the book today with a 15% pre-publication discount.  Why Should Lawyers Use Facebook? As we were writing this book and speaking about Facebook for lawyers, this was the question we heard most often, so we’ll try to answer it here. But as social media use (and Facebook itself) evolves, the answer is likely to change. Right now, many lawyers...
[PA Law Practice Management] We Won a New VoIP Telephone System!!!
I I have friends who are lucky. They win prizes at Expos, buy lucky lottery tickets, purchase the winning raffle ticket. Me?  Nadda. Zip.  Zero. Bupkas.  I never win a thing.   Well, let me rephrase that to past tense: never won a thing . . . until now! I submitted an entry on a whim, and actually won a shiny new telephone system.  Unbelievable but true.  You can read about it here.  Ironically, I was informed about the contest on a day which so happened had me at odds with my current telephony...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] OBA MAP Video Practice Tips: Getting Started with Your ipad
We have now set up a YouTube Channel for the Oklahoma Bar Association Management Assistance Program and will be doing some regular Law Practice Tips in video format. One of our early offerings is Getting Started with the iPad2, featuring...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Twitter in the Court! Twitter in the Court!
♬ Now you need to publish every movement And every single thought to cross your mind I’m told the Twitterverse is full of rubbish But most of us are actually quite refined We validate each other’s insecurities And brag about the gadgets that we’ve bought We laugh out loud at every hint of jolliness And try to self-promote without being caught You’re no one if you’re not on Twitter…♬ Lyrics and music by Ben Walker. On Monday Aug 13, the Canadian Judges Forum together with the Canadian Bar...
[Law Technology Today] Quick Tip: 3 Simple iPad Tricks
Want to get a little bit more out of that iPad?  Here are three helpful features you may not have realized were available: Reopen recently closed tabs. Accidentally closed the wrong tab in the iPad’s Safari web browse?  Just tap and hold the “+” sign in the tab bar and you’ll get a list of recently closed tabs. Tap the one you’re interested in to reopen it. Go beyond a 4-digit pin for security. A 4-digit code is all most people use to secure their iPad and other...